Failing pipes linked to myriad problems experienced by NYCHA residents: union

The pipes are calling for help for New York City’s aging public housing buildings, according to one local union. Representatives of Steamfitters Local 638 revealed a report to amNewYork which indicates that rotting pipes are the root cause of systemic problems experienced by the majority of NYCHA residents — including leaks, mold and heat outages. […]

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Queens congresswoman and fellow reps demand NYCHA action plan in providing residents with adequate heat

As winter approaches and temperatures quickly plummet, a Queens lawmaker urged New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to take action in providing residents with adequate heat. In a letter to the city agency, Congresswoman Grace Meng — along with fellow U.S. Reps. Eliot Engel and Nydia Velázquez — demanded that CEO Gregory Russ provide the details […]

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Queens Reps are united on Trump impeachment inquiry but they didn’t arrive at same conclusion together

The Queens Congressional delegation is finally on the same page when it comes to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. When Congressman Gregory Meeks became the 166th Democratic member of the House to declare support for the action on Sept. 24, he was the final Queens representative to reach that conclusion and it came […]

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DA recount update: Cabán maintains convincing lead over Katz in East Elmhurst assembly district

Public defender Tiffany Cabán held onto her strong lead in one assembly district as the recount moved forward in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary. Cabán is battling for superiority over Borough President Melinda Katz in a remarkably tight race: the two were just 16 votes apart before the recount. On Tuesday, the Board of […]

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‘Ridgewood is rising up’: tenants rally against alleged unscrupulous landlord

Dozens of tenants and their elected officials marched through the streets of Ridgewood on Saturday to call out a landlord who many charge is a “bad actor” in multiple boroughs. Protesters accused Silvershore Properties, which made the 100 Worst Landlord list in 2017, of purposely neglecting properties to drive tenants out and deregulate units while […]

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